Rötha is a town in the Leipzig district, in the Free State of Saxony, Germany. It is situated 16 km south of Leipzig. On 1 August 2015 it was expanded with the former municipality Espenhain.

Rötha
Coat of arms of Rötha
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Location of Rötha within Leipzig district
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Rötha is located in Germany
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Rötha is located in Saxony
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Coordinates: 51°11′50″N 12°25′2″E / 51.19722°N 12.41722°E / 51.19722; 12.41722Coordinates: 51°11′50″N 12°25′2″E / 51.19722°N 12.41722°E / 51.19722; 12.41722
CountryGermany
StateSaxony
DistrictLeipzig
Government
 • MayorStephan Eichhorn
Area
 • Total46.03 km2 (17.77 sq mi)
Elevation
128 m (420 ft)
Population
 (2018-12-31)[1]
 • Total6,141
 • Density130/km2 (350/sq mi)
Time zoneCET/CEST (UTC+1/+2)
Postal codes
04571, 04579 (Espenhain)
Dialling codes034206
Vehicle registrationL
Websitewww.roetha.de

DistrictsEdit

  • Mölbis - independent village until 1999, formerly infamous for being the most polluted village in the GDR[2], later in all of Europe ("der dreckigste Ort Europas") because of its vicinity to Espenhain lignite industry plants [3]
  • Espenhain
  • Oelzschau
  • Pötzschau

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Bevölkerung des Freistaates Sachsen jeweils am Monatsende ausgewählter Berichtsmonate nach Gemeinden" (PDF). Statistisches Landesamt des Freistaates Sachsen (in German). July 2019.
  2. ^ http://www.ksta.de/panorama/ddr-moelbis-lag-unter-einer-dunstglocke-1411224
  3. ^ "Braunkohle: Deutschland baut sich ab". ZEIT ONLINE (in German). 2015-08-13. Retrieved 2017-08-15.

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